The 3GB version of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 is set to become available next month. The low-end version of GTX 1060 6GB is said to have 1152 CUDA cores, GP106-300 die and 48 ROPs. This upcoming GPU from NVidia is perfect for gamers who are in budget.
Now, here's the latest round-up of update about GTX 1060 3GB release date, specs and price.
A presentation that was used in a conference in China revealed the specs of GTX 1060 3GB. From 1280 CUDA cores in the 6GB version, the 3GB version is expected to have 1152 CUDA Cores. The ROP counts remains the same at 48, but TMus are said to be cut by 72.
The 3GB edition also retains the 8GHz GDDR5 memory, 192-bit memory interface and TDP of 120W. With similar TDP rate, we expect this low-end version has very close performance to its big brother. On the back, expect to see 1x DL-DVI, 1x HDMI 2.0b and 3x DisplayPort 1.4.
There's no mention about the GPU's price on the conference. WCFF Tech predicts the video card will be priced around $180. For comparison, the NVidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB version, which was released on July 19, has $240 price tag.
Based on the specs and price of 3GB version GTX 1060, it will be competing against AMD Radeon's RX 480 4 GB and RX 470 custom models.
In a review from GameSpot, it says the GTX 1060 is great card for 1080p gaming. It provides excellent performance, overclocks well and runs super quiet. Even though it is 23.1 percent slower on average, it is 33 percent more affordable, making it a great choice in its own right.
Meanwhile, there's another video card from NVidia that is rumored to become available this year. The GTX 1050 is said to boast GM206 GPU and 128-bit bus interface. Also, this card will be competing against AMD-built GPU RX 460.
Several tech websites claim the GTX 1050 will be released on October, a month after the launching of 3GB GTX 1060.
As always, we advise our readers to take the rumors mentioned above with a grain of salt. NVidia has not yet confirmed anything. Stay tuned with us for more update.